History of the Amersham Area

Population of Amersham

Year & population       Year & population

1561— 936                                1651 – 1850

1571— 949                                1661— 1750

1581— 806                               1671— 1550

1591— 1079                              1681— 1645

1601— 988                               1691— 1785

1611— 988                                1701 – 1830

1621— 1040                              1711— 1722

1631— 1001                               1721 – 1638

1641— 1320                                1731 – 1372

These estimates made by Dr Michael Brooks are based on analysis of births, marriages and deaths from the St Mary’s Church parish records. Population figures were affected by many diseases including plague. Smallpox, enteric fevers, the venereal diseases, typhus and influenza, typhoid and cholera were commonly fatal.

By 1832, the population of Amersham was 2,816 and of Chesham Bois , which then included part of Chesham Moor, was 157.  By 2011, the population of Amersham was about 23,000.